Low Sodium Recipes from Dr. Gourmet

It is now pretty well established that eating less salt and salty foods is better for your long term health. It's actually pretty easy to eat less salt and eat healthy.

Even though we have much better research on this now, it turns out that the guideline of 2,000 mg per day was a pretty good target. For those simply trying to eat healthier the American Heart Association recommends 2,300 mg per day (this is about the amount in a teaspoon of salt). Most physicians have their patients with conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and hypertension eat less, however, with a target of 1,500 mg.

The main course dishes listed below, including breakfast dishes, main-course-sized salads, and entree-sized soups, are all under about 500mg of sodium per serving, and the side dishes and extras are all under 150mg of sodium per serving. These easy, healthy low sodium recipes will help you eat well and eat healthy on a low sodium diet.


Low Sodium Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Blueberry Muffins

Muffins, pancakes, smoothies and more. Start your day right! Low Sodium (salt) Breakfast Recipes »

Soup Recipes

Chicken Noodle Soup

Familiar favorites like Chicken Noodle Soup to new tastes like Roasted Eggplant Soup. See all Low Sodium Soup Recipes

Salad Recipes

Greek Salad

Delicious composed salads, side salads and salad dressings. See all Low Sodium Salad Recipes

Sides & Extras Recipes

Stuffed Potato

Vegetable side dishes, starches such as rice and potatoes and more. See all Low Sodium Side Dish Recipes

Fish Recipes

the ingredients for a healthy fish soup

Delicious halibut, tuna, grouper, whitefish and more. See all Low Sodium Fish Recipes

Shellfish Recipes


Easy, healthy shrimp, scallops, crab, mussels and more. See all Low Sodium Shellfish Recipes

Beef / Lamb Recipes

Meatball Hoagie

Savor the flavors of beef and lamb with easy, satisfying Low Sodium Beef and Lamb Recipes

Pork Recipes

Pork Tenderloin

Enjoy healthy, delicious pork with easy, satisfying Low Sodium Pork Recipes

Chicken and Turkey Recipes

Chicken Marsala

Quick favorites and easy classics for those on Coumadin (warfarin). See all Low Sodium Poultry Recipes

Vegetarian Recipes

Pasta Alfredo

Quick and easy tomato sauce, pastas and risotto dishes make meatless delicious. See all Low Sodium Vegetarian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Key Lime Pie

Classic desserts such as Creme Brulee along with Whipped Cream and more. See all Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Dessert Recipes